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  1. bunkycooks
    January 17, 2011

    I’d be happy with the stuffed sole, carrot cake or this cake. They all look amazing! Wedding planning would be a fun job (until you encountered Bridezilla!). ;)
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    • Elizabeth
      January 17, 2011

      Agreed! And I was probably totally a bridezilla a few times. It was the stress I swear!

  2. Nancy@acommunaltable
    January 17, 2011

    I vote for the cream cheese pound cake!!!! You are a wonderful friend to do the photography and bake the cake.. your friends are truly blessed!

    BTW.. next time you need someone to take some cake off your hands, let me know:-)!!!
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    • Elizabeth
      January 17, 2011

      Will do Nancy! I LOVE me some cake, but so do my thighs….

  3. Aimee @ Simple Bites
    January 17, 2011

    My gosh girl, I want to make every single recipe you post! As it so happens, I’m supposed to make a cake this weekend to celebrate a small event. Guess which one I’m making?!

    We loved the beef stroganoff, by the way. I wish there were leftovers. Served it with the most delicate tagliatelle I could buy -and it was fantastic.
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    • Elizabeth
      January 17, 2011

      Oh, I’m so glad you loved it Aimée! And this cake, I hope you love it as much as I do…such nice flavours.

  4. ZoeDawn
    January 17, 2011

    Ugh, this looks too good. But I’m on a diet of no processed sugar (just to see if I can!). It’s killing me. 3 more days…..
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    • Elizabeth
      January 17, 2011

      Good for you Zoe! You are a better woman than I….

      • Amira
        April 29, 2011

        I adore your photos. So pretty. It has a vintage-y feel to it. The cake looks so good. It’s 3 am and I’m drooling right now. ;*>

  5. Amy
    January 17, 2011

    I think I thrive on stressful projects also. If something is slow going, I completely lose interest and procrastinate. But then again, I don’t have the slightest idea how to sit still and a meditation class would probably serve me well.

    More importantly, how fabulous does that cake sound? From head to toe. For the record, I wouldn’t be passing up the lemon curd version either, if it was placed in front of me. Lemon curd and I have a thing.
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    • Elizabeth
      January 17, 2011

      I liked the lemon curd, but this mocha blows my mind! I’m a big fan of chocolate and coffee…oh yeah.

  6. Delishhh
    January 17, 2011

    What a great story, so very happy for you. I love good love stories. And that chocolate cake looks amazing. Where were you when i got married? I got married in Whistler, BC. I LOVE whistler. .

    • Elizabeth
      January 17, 2011

      Oh lucky! Whistler is gorgeous! I’ll make a cake for your 10 year vow renewal..:)

  7. Nadia
    January 17, 2011

    Delicious looking cakes – good thing I have a garlic tooth, not a sweet tooth! Gotta ask you though – Was it the gazebo just a short walk down from Fisherman’s Wharf? I don’t know the hotel exactly but there’s a cute white gazebo on the water and MY hubby proposed to me there!! Sooo weird if it was the same place!!

    • Elizabeth
      January 18, 2011

      Ummm…Nadia…I do think we were proposed to at the same place. Hilarious! It was dark and windy and I don’t quite remember the exact hotel’s name, but yes it’s VERY close to Fisherman’s wharf!. Ha!

  8. Tiffany @ Conor & Bella
    January 18, 2011

    That cake looks lovely! I love weddings, too; they’re so fun!

  9. Ben
    January 18, 2011

    Awww such a great love story! :) I wanna visit Vancouver sometime, your pictures transport me there. The cake sounds so good. I know my mom will love it :)
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    • Elizabeth
      January 18, 2011

      Well I hope you make her this cake then Ben, maybe her anniversary?

  10. Mr. Guilty
    January 18, 2011

    Awwwwwww :) I love you Elizabeth! great pictures, great cake. And coming from someone that doesn’t really like pound cake, it didn’t last 2 days in our house.

    Life is pretty good isn’t it?

    • Elizabeth
      January 18, 2011

      I blame you Mr. Guilty for all the forkfuls of cake shoved in my direction from your standing position next to the cake stand in the kitchen. I was just an innocent observer.

  11. Irina@PastryPal
    January 18, 2011

    Aw, what a nice story. Your family looks very sweet together. I, too, like to plan and organize, but I could never deal with those brides! Maybe I’d make a good executive assistant :). It’s great of you to take photos and bake. It makes the occasion so much more personal. I’d go with the mocha poundcake myself :) It looks so good!
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    • Elizabeth
      January 18, 2011

      Thanks Irina!

  12. Brian @ A Thought For Food
    January 18, 2011

    What a beautiful story! I could see how something as delicious as this cake would make someone fall in love all over again. Just divine!
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    • Elizabeth
      January 18, 2011

      Aw, thank you Brian!

  13. Kulsum@JourneyKitchen
    January 18, 2011

    How can you live in such a beautiful place and make such a beautiful cake? All things are wrong with me I guess :) Gorgeous!

    • Elizabeth
      January 18, 2011

      The beauty around me inspires me I guess!

  14. katie
    January 18, 2011

    I absolutely love pound cake, and your version looks delicious…not to mention the mocha buttercream! Also, I adore your blog :) I’ve been frequenting it for quite some time now; love the recipes, stories and photos. It’s always a good part of my day to come around here, thanks!!

    • Elizabeth
      January 18, 2011

      Well thanks for coming out and saying something Katie. Don’t be shy! I love to hear from my readers!

  15. Maddie
    January 18, 2011

    This sounds delicious! I’m making this for my next friend’s birthday!! sounds incredible!
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  16. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction
    January 18, 2011

    Oh my goodness… This cake looks absolutely incredible!

    • Elizabeth
      January 18, 2011

      We should have a cake baking party!

  17. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
    January 18, 2011

    Really beautiful pictures! I love that one with the bright green napkin, it adds an unexpected punch of color that’s really appealing.
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    • Elizabeth
      January 18, 2011

      WHy thank you very much Sylvie, coming from you (and your beautiful photos) that means a lot to me!

  18. Guilty Kitchen’s Mom
    January 19, 2011

    Just to let you know, we were at a Paella party the other night. (With a real paella pan and burner and everything and yes I got the recipe) And I made Chocolate Truffles. Thanks for teaching me to make ganache, they were a real hit! Now if I can just figure out how to bake a cake on top of the stove….

    • Elizabeth
      January 19, 2011

      That’s awesome Mom! YES! Bring the paella recipe for sure! Maybe we can figure out a stove top cake recipe…hmmm.

  19. Sukaina
    January 20, 2011

    Love the pop of green in the second last collage pic. Cake looks fabulous too!
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    • Elizabeth
      January 20, 2011

      Thank you!

  20. Cookin’ Canuck
    January 20, 2011

    What a wonderful heartfelt post, Elizabeth! And then there’s the cake…oh my! I am going to do my best not to bookmark this page. I don’t think my waistline can take it.

    • Elizabeth
      January 20, 2011

      Oh come on Dara… a little cake won’t hurt…;)

  21. norma
    January 21, 2011

    You are a kind soul and a hell of a baker!
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  22. Leanna @ Raptortoe.com
    January 21, 2011

    OH I could SO eat this right now. Yummy!
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  23. Larie
    February 7, 2011

    Beautiful story, and beautiful cake!

    And it’s so funny, I am the complete opposite! I just got engaged and I am dreading the wedding planning…prolly because of all the craziness that I know it will bring. I think I’ll make this cake…it will help.
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    • Elizabeth
      February 7, 2011

      Ohhhh…how I loved getting married. So much that we are doing it again in 6 years! Yay! Have fun planning yours!

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